Fake lawyer Brian Mwenda Njagi arrested

Fake lawyer Brian Mwenda Njagi arrested

Brian Mwenda Njagi who has been outed for allegedly impersonating a city lawyer. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Brian Mwenda Njagi, who recently grabbed public headlines after being unmasked as a fake advocate, has been arrested after presenting himself at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters on Kiambu Road.

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Eric Theuri, in a statement posted on X platform (formerly Twitter), said Njagi faces several cases of forgery and identity theft.

He further vowed that the lawyers’ body will ensure Njagi is prosecuted to the full extent of the law, adding that the case will serve as an example to those who amy want to go down the same path in the future.

“Brian Mwenda Njagi is now at DCI. We are going to ensure that he faces the full force of the Law. The evidence gathered so far points to several cases of forgery & identity theft,” wrote Theuri.

“Further inquiries are ongoing. We are working closely with the DCI team to conduct thorough & extensive investigations. This case will be a deterrent for future masqueraders.

Prior to Njagi’s arrest, his lawyer Danstan Omari had written to the DCI requesting to be allowed to present him for questioning on Wednesday.

Omari, in the letter seen by Citizen Digital, said he was engaged in court on another matter but that his client is willing to cooperate with investigations.

“Our client has with utmost concern been made aware of publicized controversies pertaining that have ensued from the recent announcements by the Law Society of Kenya. Further to the above, our client wishes to reiterate his unequivocal willingness to assist in any investigations (if any) all intent on setting the record straight,” read the letter.

“However, his advocate Danstan Omari is engaged at the Chief Magistrate's court at JKIA Law courts in MCCR E1137/2023: Republic V Handrianus Theodorus Putra and will avail his client tomorrow on the 18th day of October 2023 at noon. Our client like all citizens enjoys the constitutionally prescribed presumption of innocence and a right to counsel.”

The letter added: “We therefore write seeking that any summons and/or actions against our client be held in abeyance/deferred until the 18th day of October at noon when he will avail himself to record a statement duly represented by counsel of choice.”

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